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Ritter Insurance Marketing Weekly Forum Updates

Ritter Insurance Marketing is committed to providing our agents with information about the insurance industry. Below are links to the lasted news in your state. (Must be logged into ritterim.zendesk.com/ to view forums)

Optimistic About Medicare Plans?/Boost Your Sales

Ritter Insurance Marketing is committed to bringing tools to help with your sales. Below are two articles that do just that.

29 Aug 11
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Insurance Product Training – August 29th – September 5th

Do you need insurance product training? RitterIm.com has an up-to-date posting of all the top carriers’ trainings on our event calendar. Registration is “one click” away at Ritter Insurance’s “Events’ Calendar”! (You must be logged in to register!)

  • Monday, August 29th; Coventry AEP Broker Seminar is being held in Grantville,…
    29 Aug 11
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Humana to Acquire Arcadian Management

Here is a link to the story from Forbes.  Not much detail here as the terms were not disclosed.  Arcadian has about 64,000 HMO members and the acquisition will not materially impact Humana’s financials.  The deal is subject to regulatory approval.  The pace of acquisitions has been fairly rapid in the Medicare Advantage and…

28 Aug 11
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CLASS Act Implementation Delayed One Year per HHS

The Department of Health and Human Services announced that the implementation of the CLASS Act (the long term care benefit included in the Health Care reform Bill) would be delayed one year until they can ensure the sustainability of the program.  The story is in the Politico. May have argued that this piece of…

25 Aug 11
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WellPoint Completes Acquistion of CareMore

Here is a link to an article with more details.  CareMore is a Medicare Advantage plan with membership in CA, AZ and NV.

24 Aug 11
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HealthSpring Announces Medicare Advantage Expansion into West Virginia for 2012

Here is the article from the Charleston Daily Mail.  HealthSpring will be available in 5 West Virginia counties beginning on January 1st, 2012.

24 Aug 11
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Find the Best Coverage for Your Clients/Time for a Second Look

Ritter Insurance Marketing is committed to bringing tools to help with your sales. Below are two articles that do just that.

24 Aug 11
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Medicare Plan Finder Expected to release 2012 Medicare Advantage and Part D Plan Data on October 6th, 2011

Got a question from Reggie in Montana on when Medicare.gov’s plan finder would be loaded with 2012 Medicare Advantage and Medicare Part D plan data.  According to the 2012 Call Letter (see page 100), the data should be available on Thursday, October 6th, 2011. Also, note that if there are involuntary disenrollments, you…

23 Aug 11
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Social Security Increases and Medicare Part B Premium for 2012 Coming in October

10/20/2011 UPDATE:  Social Security benefit increase for 2012 was finalized yesterday at 3.6%.  Here is a link to my blog post on this along with some refinement of where the Medicare Part B premium for 2012 will land when it is announced the week of October 24th. 10/15/2011 UPDATE:  Medicare’s Annual Enrollment Period…


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